Blackpool’s Premier Ballroom School

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Ballroom, Latin, Sequence, Argentine Tango, Jive, Swing and more…….

We teach mostly partner dancing these are dances styles that involve coordinating steps with a partner as opposed to individuals dancing alone, or in groups dance. Some of these dance styles date back to the 1700’s others form the 1920’s 50′ 60’s 80’s etc. Not just Ballroom, Argentine Tango, Swing, Charleston, Salsa, Bachata, Lindy hop, American Smooth and more

In most partner dances, one, person within the partnership takes the part of the lead the other, the part of the follower and remains the same throughout the dance. Many couples choose to permanently take the part of the lead or follower others change for particular dance styles or learn both. Though traditionally the man used to be the lead and the lady the follower today either is acceptable and you often find two ladies or two gent dancing together.

Come Join us book a private lesson today

Situated at the end in the M55 at Blackpool, JLC Dance Studio at Spen house is a beautiful little studio with free parking. Have a private lesson or book our space to practice, you’ll only be a 10 minute drive from the Blackpool Tower Ballroom or the Famous Blackpool Winter Gardens

Meet Janet

Janet is a qualified teacher with 30 years experience and knows that if you wish to dance then there is no better way than in a one to one situation. Allowing you to “own your own learning” so you can learn what you want at your own pace, means you progress better.

We do have classes if you prefer a group activity or you can book a private session as a group

Janet’s aim is to: make dance accessible to everyone including those with long term conditions and disabilities, reduce isolation and loneliness, help support improvement in physical health and mental well being.

Janet is available for Private lessons from 11am till 7pm Monday to Friday and some weekends See here timetable here

Holidays Dates that JLC is Closed

  • 6th January 2020 JLC NEW TERM
  • 31st January (Jan working away)
  • 25th -29th February Half Term
  • 17th -19th March no day time classes (Jan working away)
  • 20th -23rd March (Jan working away)
  • 10th -13th April Easter Break
  • 4th – 17th May Half Term (2 weeks)
  • 25th May Bank Holiday
  • 8th -31st August Summer Holiday (3 weeks)
  • 19th – 25th October Half Term
  • 23rd December – 3rd January Christmas Holiday

Event on at JLC Spen House

  • 17th January JLC Presentation Evening
  • 18th April Museum project in partnership with Blackpool Council
  • April/May (date to be announced) JLC Examinations
  • June (date to be announced) JLC Presentation Evening

Events on in Blackpool

  • 4th -5th January Champions of Tomorrow Winter Gardens
  • 9th January Museum project in partnership with Blackpool Council
  • 9th February Danceathone and Soul Night The Park Club Cleveleys in aid of Cancer UK (
  • 16th -20th March Sheraton Holiday
  • 10-12 April European Championships Winter Gardens
  • 13th – 19th April Junior Dance Festival Winter Gardens
  • 16th – 19th May Dance Festival ProAm Winter Gardens
  • 21st -29th May Blackpool Dance Festival Winter Gardens
  • 22nd May Hall Of Fame Awards and Dinner Dance
  • 23rd & 24th May 2020 BDF International Congress Winter Gardens
  • UKA Congress (date to be announced) Winter Gardens
  • 31st July World Dance Masters Line Dance Championships Winter Gardens
  • 13th October Blackpool Freestyle Championship Winter Gardens
  • 19th 22nd October Blackpool Sequence Dance Festival Winter Gardens
  • 21st-23rd November British National Dance Championships Winter Gardens


  • 21st November 2021 World Ballroom Championship Winter Gardens


Did you know you can Volunteer with us -Volunteer to run a monthly or weekly social dance, or join our Volunteer display team and each time you join in you get tempo credits to spend on activities in the town

Working with

JLC Dance is working with Blackpool council on a project to open a new museum in Blackpool Workshops at JLC 18th April

  • Children’s Latin workshop 11-1pm Free
  • Family Swing workshop 2-4pm Free
  • Northern Soul Master Class 6-8pm £5

We are hoping to soon be on the NHS Social prescribing list for our Dance Activities. WATCH THIS SPACE